Fire at ONGC processing plant at Uran near Mumbai leaves 4 dead

Four people were killed in a massive fire that broke out at an oil and gas processing plant this morning. The facility run by state owned ONGC was located at Uran near Mumbai.

The police have sealed a 1-km area around the plant. Firefighters brought the situation under control after battling with the fire for over two hours. 1 ONGC officer and 3 Central Industrial Security Force personnels died, while 3 people who were injured are out of danger.

ONGC in a tweet said the fire broke out in a storm water drain of the oil and gas processing plant at Uran, 45 km from Mumbai. Adding that the gas has been diverted to a plant at Hazira in Gujarat, 330 km away.

Videos showed intense fire rising several feet high.

ONGC said gas supply to Mahanagar Gas Ltd’s (MGL) City Gate station at Wadala has been severely affected, and many CNG stations across Mumbai may not operate due to low pressure in the pipeline. The company asked customers to switch to alternate fuel in the meantime.

ONGC is the largest crude oil and natural gas company in India, contributing around 70 per cent to domestic production.

Source : Various